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Reliability Centered Lubrication
Reliability Centered Lubrication (RCL) is an approach to lubrication that is focused on designing a program for lubrication and oil analysis by taking into account operational conditions, best practices, and modifications required to both machine and facility and can be an important tool to deploy in your journey to Reliability Excellence and Maintenance Excellence.
RCL uses industry standard calculations to determine appropriate lubricant recommendations, including lube type, re-grease volumes, and re-lube intervals. Furthermore, the RCL process uses failure modes analysis to establish appropriate oil analysis test slates and test intervals. Many facilities loose nearly 10% of the maintenance budget due to poor lubrication practices and oil analysis programs that fail to add value. Reliability Centered Lubrication is a process that can have results in multiple areas:
- Less lubricant stored onsite
- Optimized time spent in front of machine
- Less lubricant purchases